All Out-of-State Travel Quarantine

VERMONT - Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced at Tuesday's press conference that the Cross-State Travel Map will be suspended and all travel to or back to the state will require quarantine. With the exception of essential travel, travel to Vermont will require a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative COVID-19 test.

 

"The fact is, along with social gatherings, travel to and from other states without the proper quarantine continues to be one of the common denominators in our rising case counts," Scott said.

These new travel restrictions follow a 34% rise in COVID-19 cases across the northeastern United States compared to last week. Only two counties in the area outside of Vermont have less than 400 cases per million people--Fulton County, New York and Aroostook County, Maine.

Governor Scott is also looking to increase testing opportunities across the entire state to be available every day of the week. The State will be entering a contract with CIC Health in Cambridge, Massachusetts to offer those resources to Vermonters and increase surveillance testing. The hope is that by increasing surveillance testing, asymptomatic communities can get faster results.

All of these announcements follow the advice of Governor Scott and Vermont Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine last week when they asked that all gatherings be limited to less than 10 people to help decrease the risk of COVID-19 spreading in Vermont communities.

“The fact is, along with social gatherings, travel to and from other states without the proper quarantine continues to be one of the common denominators in our rising case counts.